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SFIFF 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, N. Scott Momaday

2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's Juried Awards:
  • Best Narrative Feature: Pinsky directed by Amanda Lundquist
  • Best Documentary Feature: For Ahkeem directed by Jeremy Levine, Landon Van Soest
  • Best New Mexico Narrative Feature: Cortez directed by Cheryl Nichols
  • Best New Mexico Documentary: Ol' Max Evans The First Thousand Years, A Film By Lorene Mills, Paul Barnes, and David Leach
  • Audience Choice Best Documentary: The Shepherdess of the Glacier directed by Stanzin Dorjai, Christiane Mordelet
  • Audience Choice Best Narrative Feature Film: Sami Blood directed by Amanda Kernell
  • Best NM Narrative Short: Beth Is Not A Cat directed by Christopher Michael Roybal
  • Best NM Documentary Short : The Mustached American of the Year directed by Anna Yeager and Peter Subaiya
  • Best U.S. Narrative Short: DeKalb Elementary directed by Reed Van Dyk
  • Best Int'l Narrative Short: Ostoja Will Move Your Piano directed by Sandra Mitrovic
  • Best Documentary Short: The Forger directed by Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia, Pamela Duckerman
  • Best Animated Short: Negative Space directed by Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
  • Best Experimental Short: In A Nutshell directed by Fabio Friedli
  • Audience Choice Best Short: The Whole World directed by Julian Quintanilla

2016 SFIFF Award Winners